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Michael Picarella: Playtime bits from the ‘burbs

It's easy during tough times such as these to derail emotionally, to get depressed, to lose focus due to overwhelming despair, to miss the things in life that really count. The other day, while driving south on Interstate 5 into Orange County, I drove past Disneyland and forgot to point out to my family using my usual Disneyland Monorail announcer voice the site of the majestic Matterhorn Mountain. After we went by, my wife asked if I was OK, if I was working too hard, if I was working too much. This was a telling sign, indeed, that playtime ...

January 09, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Bare your roots for roses

Editor's note: So, OK, people are freezing their buds off in other parts of the country - but right here in Southern California we are having the type of weather that all those people will be moving out here next year to enjoy. With this balmy weather, you may want to get out in the yard and prep things for the spring. Now is also the perfect time to pick out and plant your bare root roses because they are showing up in nurseries all over town. Such is the case at Green Thumb International in Newhall - and, today, from ...

January 09, 2010 | By Kitty Belendez For The Signal | Your Home


Reader Meter results, Jan. 2-8, 2010

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 220 votes from late afternoon Saturday, Jan. 2 to afternoon Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Job Fair opens at Santa Clarita WorkSource Center Jan. 12

The city of Santa Clarita, Goodwill Industries and the Employment Development Department will host a free Job Fair at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

January 08, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Former Saugus High, COC student goes for the gags at Elderberries Friday

Stand-up comedian and former Santa Clarita Valley resident Neshia Farhangi performs a show Friday, Jan. 8 at Elderberries, 7564 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069, starting at 7:30 p.m.

January 08, 2010 | By Emily Philpot For The Signal | SCV Raw


Smyth: Proposed state budget 'just the starting point'

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) today responded to the release of Governor Schwarzenegger's budget proposal for the 2010-11 fiscal year, saying it is just the starting point for the difficult work that must done in the coming months to balance the budget.

January 08, 2010 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth 38th Assembly District | SCV Raw


Antonovich: 'Governor's budget rearranges deck chairs on the Titanic'

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich issued the following statement after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year:

January 08, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Hart Park introduces 'The FUNdamentals of Drawing'

As a part of its 2010 Healthy Park Initiatives, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation at William S. Hart Park introduces the "The FUNdamentals of Drawing."

January 08, 2010 | Source: L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation | SCV Raw


Sand volleyball court opens at Sports Complex

The Santa Clarita City Council hosted the grand opening of a new sand volleyball court at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex this afternoon. The court is the first-ever all-sand volleyball court in the city.

January 08, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Hart choir to hold alumni concert

The award-winning William S. Hart High School Show Choir will present its second annual alumni concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hart High School Auditorium in Newhall.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV School Food Services Agency hosts campaign

The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency is participating in the 15th annual Kids Cooking Campaign, scheduled for February and March at the agency's Central Kitchen, 25210 Anza Drive. Rio Vista Elementary is scheduled for Feb. 19; Mint Canyon Elementary on March 3; Newhall Elementary on March 4; Northlake Hills Elementary on March 30 and Emblem Elementary on March 31.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Democratic Alliance for Action meeting set for Jan. 28

Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action (DAA) will host a meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 ½ Lyons Ave. in Newhall. The meeting will feature a presentation from Harrison Katz, who is running for the Santa Clarita City Council. Robin Gilbert from the California Fair Elections Campaign will also discuss the financial influence of lobbyists in California. The organization will also accept nominations for the executive board elections.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Next VIA luncheon set for Jan. 19

The Valley Industrial Association (VIA) will host its monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 19 at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road in Valencia.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Relay for life meeting on Jan. 13

The Relay for Life Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, at the Residence Inn.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City accepts names to be placed in Youth Grove

The city of Santa Clarita's Blue Ribbon Task Force is accepting names to be placed in the city's Youth Grove located in Central Park.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Carl Kanowsky:Cracking down on breaches

The blue/red strobe lights flashed against the sides of the seemingly quiet single family home in upscale Valencia.

April 16, 2014 | By Carl Kanowsky It's the law | Business Columns


Working to make business permits easier

While codes aren't going to change for Santa Clarita business owners making tenant improvements at their place of business, the process doesn't have to be fraught with headaches, according to officials with the city's Building & Safety division.

April 16, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Clippers beat Nuggets 117-105 for record 57th win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 57th victory of the season.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC gets two pieces of good news

As far as Tuesdays go, The Masters's College baseball team had a pretty good one.

April 15, 2014 | By Matt Lechuga Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


SCV's stellar softball alumni

No one knows exactly which eight teams will make their way to Oklahoma City for the 2014 NCAA Women's College World Series.

April 15, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Stevenson Ranch / Westridge, Zone 3, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info. Snap Shot

Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

April 15, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Saugus, Zone 4 Update, Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information Snapshot

The following crimes were reported in the Saugus area over the past week:

April 15, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


5 selfish things that can ruin your marriage

There is a trend I have noticed among people who seek help in marriage and couples' counseling. Both partners usually have the best of intentions. Both usually want to save the relationship and make it better. But often people end up in marriage counseling because they are engaging in five selfish behaviors which prevent good communication and understanding for each other to take place.

April 15, 2014 | By Anastasia Pollock FamilyShare | Hot Topics


U.S. 'tax freedom day' is 3 days later than in 2013

Since 1937, the Tax Foundation has provided analysis and policy about federal, state and local taxes. A not-for-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C., the Tax Foundation promotes increased awareness of tax policies and the tax burdens on U.S. taxpayers.

April 15, 2014 | By Kirby Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


Live in the moment

As I unpacked my kids from the car for a fun afternoon at the park, I bathed them in sunblock and let them go. They ran, giggled and played in the afternoon sun as I chased them. My experience was the same as millions of mothers across the world. My kids called to me, showed me their tricks, and became very dirty very fast. I found myself looking around at the other mothers, their beautifully dressed and clean children then back to my messy, giggling brood. I became distracted from the great fun we were having. I had lost focus ...

April 15, 2014 | By Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Deputies hunt for man suspected in identity theft

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with the release Tuesday of ATM photos taken of the suspect, a sheriff's spokesman said.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


So. Cal. Edison plans hundreds of cuts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities is poised to cut hundreds of jobs.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices climb in March

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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